Govt to buy unsold fish
By Thameenah Razeek
The government has allocated Rs 200 million to purchase the fish harvest which has remained unsold in markets, following the discovery of COVID-19 infected cases.
Co-Cabinet Spokesman Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said that the government has already started purchasing fish from the vendors and discussions are ongoing to use that fish to produce canned fish. He said this was a precautionary method to safeguard the fishermen. Addressing the weekly Media briefing to announce Cabinet decisions yesterday (27) at Information Department, Dr. Pathirana said that they have informed the government to produce canned fish out of the fish harvest so it can be used for a long time.